Thur, Aug. 28, 2014: Obama Meets with HHS Secretary and Nat’l Security Council; Holds Press Conference

President Barack Obama said defeating the ISIS terrorist group will require a long-term strategy that involves an inclusive Iraqi government. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)
President Barack Obama said defeating the ISIS terrorist group will require a long-term strategy that involves an inclusive Iraqi government. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room. The Vice President will participate remotely via a secure line. This meeting is closed press.

PRESS CONFERENCE

Wed, Aug. 27, 2014: Obama Receives Update on Economy

WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President and Vice President will meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors to receive an update on the economy. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

Tue, Aug. 26, 2014: Obama Speaks at American Legion Convention

WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina. The President’s departure from the South Lawn will be open press and the arrival at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon the President will deliver remarks at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. This event at the Charlotte Convention Center is open to pre-credentialed media.

Following his remarks, the President will depart Charlotte en route Washington, DC. The departure from the North Carolina Air National Guard Base is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Obama’s Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time high.

Wed, Aug. 20, 2014: Obama Speaks on Foley Beheading

Wed, Aug. 20, 2014: Obama Speaks on Foley Beheading

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: President Obama on Wednesday delivered an angry condemnation of the Islamic militant group believed to be behind the beheading of an American journalist, labeling the group a cancer and calling on Muslims around the world to reject its brand of “hateful terrorism.”

“No faith teaches people to massacre innocents,” Obama said. “No just god would stand for what they did.”

The president said he had spoken with the family of the journalist, James Foley, and expressed his support.

“Jim was taken in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world,” Obama said. “We are all heartbroken at their loss.”

WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: The President will remain at Martha’s Vineyard through Sunday, August 24. [Read more...]